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Sales Tax - Up front or wrapped in finance?

GSBJackson

Member
Jul 19, 2020
42
12
Columbus, Ohio
The Tesla website calculator and payment estimator requires state sales tax to be paid upfront in addition to the down payment for Tesla’s loan option. Other manufacturers typically finance the sales tax. Is this normal for Tesla to not finance the sales tax? Is that not an option when purchasing and delivering in the same state?
 

ericj5

Member
Jun 13, 2020
27
55
Los Angeles, CA
Tesla finances sales tax. Just did it on mine. They just don’t want to make the calculator on the website include it because they don’t want it to look more expensive
 

Michelle_eriw

Member
Jun 9, 2020
545
318
USA
You can adjust the amount financed. I'm able to put down $30,000 When I inputted finance data, I deducted $30K from the sales price, to finance the rest, and it told me that I needed to pay $34K. So I added $4,000 to the amount financed, and it then said I needed to pay $30K.
 

GSBJackson

Member
Jul 19, 2020
42
12
Columbus, Ohio
You can adjust the amount financed. I'm able to put down $30,000 When I inputted finance data, I deducted $30K from the sales price, to finance the rest, and it told me that I needed to pay $34K. So I added $4,000 to the amount financed, and it then said I needed to pay $30K.
Is this on the Tesla website? The amount financed is greyed out for me.
 
Jun 27, 2020
42
34
Euless, TX
The Tesla website calculator and payment estimator requires state sales tax to be paid upfront in addition to the down payment for Tesla’s loan option. Other manufacturers typically finance the sales tax. Is this normal for Tesla to not finance the sales tax? Is that not an option when purchasing and delivering in the same state?

I had to pay it out of pocket in Texas. I probably could have rolled it in if I wasn't already rolling in neg equity though.
 

Michelle_eriw

Member
Jun 9, 2020
545
318
USA
You can adjust the amount financed. I'm able to put down $30,000 When I inputted finance data, I deducted 30K from the sales price, to finance the rest
Is this on the Tesla website? The amount financed is greyed out for me.
Yes, on the Tesla web site, but because I've applied for the financing already, the options to change anything about financing are no longer there.
 

The_Observer

Member
Feb 14, 2020
730
454
Los Angeles
Where do you see the option to include sales tax as part of the loan?

I haven't placed my order yet, but I am wondering if this is something the sales advisor will ask?

I ordered my car at a Tesla location, so my sales advisor went through the options with me for financing, and financing sales tax was an option when I was ordering my car.
 

durbinlc

Member
May 27, 2021
12
9
League City, Texas
I am in Texas and have to pay out of pocket. I am going through the process of paying it now but my local county tax office is asking for proof that it has been inspected, which was not in the packet when I purchased. Do I have to go get my car inspected or will Tesla be able to prove it has been inspected?
 

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